Commvault Reviews

Senior Technical Support Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Mar 16, 2020
Provides us with one product, one console, and one license for our VM backups

What is our primary use case?

We are mainly using it for backing up our VMware environment, some file servers, and some SQL databases. We also use it for some replication.

Pros and Cons

  • "The most important feature is that everything can be controlled using a single console."
  • "I would like them not to push Command Center. It is good, but I would like them to enable all the features for the Java console. Some things are not in the Java console, like Office 365 agents. In fact, they are there, but one of the engineers had to show me how to configure it. It's not done the same as in the Command Center."

What other advice do I have?

I don't like the solution's Command Center. I don't know why they have pushed it. The old Java console is much better. Maybe it's because I was used to it. One good thing about the Command Center is that it has reduced the steps we have to take. If we had to do 10 steps on the Java console, it's been reduced to four or five steps in Command Center. But I'm confused about whether I'm doing things right because there are some steps missing. For a newcomer, Command Center would be good. But for me, I still prefer the Java console. Currently, there is only me, as a system administrator, and…

Commvault Questions

Nurit Sherman
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
Feb 22 2021

One of the most popular comparisons on our site is Commvault vs Veritas NetBackup

One user says about Commvault, "[It is] A very stable and scalable platform (you can backup/restore/protect a couple of MBs or hundred of TBs as well from the same console/platform)."

Another user says about Veritas Backup, " The product itself is very stable. Most issues with stability come from running too many parallel operations and the hardware itself can’t handle it."

In your opinion, which is better and why?



AsiyeYigitHi, I would recommend Veritas NetBackup if the environment heavily has physical… more »
it_user187182Frankly, we don't use any of above 2 software. We are using Veeam Backup, a… more »
Robert WosneskiGo Commvault!!! Not all solutions are as wide-reaching in their capabilities… more »
Rivka Alexander
IT Central Station
Jan 28 2021

We are currently evaluating backup and recovery software and are considering Veritas NetBackup or Commvault. 

What are the biggest differences between the two? Which would you recommend?

Thanks! I appreciate the help. 

Sashin KarmacharyaVeritas doesn't have manual labeling of the tape library via GUI, Commvault… more »
FrancoisLepageCommvault is more complete and more efficient. I would recommend Commvault.
VladanKojanicIt's hard to tell the first ball that is the difference between the two systems… more »
Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Commvault, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

MithilaPereraI don't like the solution's Command Center. I don't know why they have pushed… more »
Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station

How do you or your organization use this solution?

Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

Thank you!

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Commvault.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

MithilaPereraThe user interface is a bit tough, to be honest, but once you get the hang of… more »
Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station


We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

Please share what you can so you can help your peers.

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station

Hi Everyone,

What do you like most about Commvault?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!